A dynamic exploration of advancing multicultural competence

Offering a fresh theoretical perspective and packed with powerful strategies, New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling clarifies the complexity of culture in our increasingly globalized society. Counselors will find practice-based strategies to help them progress in their clinical practice and gain cultural competence.

Key Features and Benefits

Presents a social constructionism perspective – a progressive perspective that has emerged within a postmodern paradigm; Addresses difficult contemporary human problems with sophisticated and robust conceptual tools, providing readers with a new language to discuss complex counseling and communication problems across cultures; Offers innovative ideas and solutions to address common culturally challenges such as racism, personal suffering and stuck situations; Inspires creativity and undermines judgment, blame, and shame by reconceptualizing theories of culture, giving readers a better handle on the complexity of lived experience

Intended Audience

A core text for Multicultural Counseling, this book is also an ideal supplement to more general upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, counseling, and social work. Practitioners will also find the unique perspective and practice-based tools invaluable.

Power and Privilege: Part Three: A Poststructuralist View of Power

Power and privilege: Part three: A poststructuralist view of power

In recent decades, there has emerged an analysis of power that offers some new insights into how power works. It is markedly different from the commonly understood analyses of power that we featured in Chapters 6 and 7. It has been loosely associated with a postmodern worldview and has been strongly influenced by the account of power relations developed by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. This account is often called poststructuralist. As the name suggests, it grew out of a structuralist analysis but in the end moves beyond what can be accounted for in structural terms. We believe that there is much value to be gained ...

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